From the winter of our discontent rises the promise that bluer skies are on the horizon.
Blue skies smilin' at me
Nothin' but blue skies do I see
Blue days all of them gone
Nothin' but blue skies from now on
— Irving Berlin (1926)
Never has an election weighed more heavily upon our minds.
Never have the stakes been higher.
From the winter of our discontent rises the promise that bluer skies are on the horizon. That the promise of hope has not forsaken us.
If you are reading this, then you, like me, like us, are mired in the morass that our political landscape has become. Skipping from poll to poll. Filling with joy at the sight of a lawn adorned by Ridin’ with Biden signage. Latching on to the photos and stories of endless lines of voters who have turned out early in order to assure that they have their say come November 3rd.
Everything we have done—every letter we wrote, every postcard we mailed, every neighborhood we walked, every door we knocked, every sign we waved, every meeting we attended, every phone call we made, every fist we pumped—has brought us to this moment. Our moment.
Voter turnout is stretching towards historic numbers with a projection of 62% of all eligible voters (239,247,182) either voting by mail, participating in early voting, or voting in person on Election Day. If they are right, 2020 will see the highest number of votes ever having been cast in a presidential election--in a pandemic, no less.
And, we here at Resistbot have worked overtime to make sure that you have all of the tools you need in order to vote. Message us with one of our vote-related keywords and you will soon be on the way to casting your ballot in the most important election of our lifetime.
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This is it folks. This is what we have been working towards since November 4, 2016. Let’s make it count.